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Planktivorous Pachycormids (Teleosts) was Giant Kansas Shell Crusher' Shark

Jocelyn Falconnet wrote:

>Nice paper, Paul, but it's about the planktivorous
>pachycormids (teleosts) and not malacophagous sharks !!
>The right paper is this one:
>Shimada. K., Everhart M. J., Decker R. & Decker P. D.
>2010. A new skeletal remain of the durophagous shark,
>Ptychodus mortoni, from the Upper Cretaceous of North
>America: an indication of gigantic body size. Cretaceous
Research 31 (2): 249-254. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2009.11.005

Abstract at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2009.11.005

The Oceans of Kansas web page for the shell crushing shark
is "Ptychodus mortoni A shell-crushing shark from the Late
Cretaceous of western Kansas" at:


Ooops!! I apologize to the malacophagous sharks, Jocelyn,
an authors of the Cretaeeous Resaerch paper. I was preparing
posts on both of these fossil find and placed the papers with
the wrong posts.

Anyway the articles for the Planktivorous Pachycormids
(Teleosts) are:

1. Bonnerichthys gladius: Giant bony fish in the Western
Interior Sea, Oceans of Kansas at


2.  Meet Bonnerichthys, a 100-million-year-old fish by
Nancy Wolens, Kansa.com


3. KU Researchers Help Identify a Big Fish That Ate Small
infoZine, February 20, 2010.


4. Giant filter-feeding fish of the dinosaur age by Jennifer Viegas


The paper ithat goes with these articles is:

Friedman,M.,  K. Shimada, L. D. Martin, M. J. Everhart,
J. Liston, A. Maltese, and M. Triebold, 2010, 100-Million-
Year Dynasty of Giant Planktivorous Bony Fishes in the
Mesozoic Seas. Science. vol.. 327, no. 5968, pp. 990-993.
DOI: 10.1126/science.1184743.



Paul Heinrich